With the dissociatives out there and the immersives it is sometimes hard to know who to target? Do you address your comments to those who like the extremes for a giggle or do you work to present a level headed, balanced topic.
In marketing, apparently the advice is to "Make IT Memorable" in whatever way you can...good or bad. Just be known!
They would have you strip and do something "OMG" memorable to get attention, which would allow you coverage in newspapers, magazines, radio and tv to get your true point across. Believe me sometimes I do ponder about doing just that. (Not the strip part, but something? *smile*)
I have a hard time not taking it as a personal affront when someone online is hurt and has never had a chance to view the State of Being construct. How can I get this available? The construct seems to help throw a few pillows down for the falls from extremes presented and experienced online, but not fast enough? We are way too digitized.
When you express your opinions, online or off, a constructive pre-thought would be "Am I talking to an immersive?" Will they take your comment to heart?
I am the last one to claim I never put my foot in my mouth. I am happy to share with you my thoughts and even debate your perceptions in an engaging dialog... but if I am talking to an immersive who sees their opinions as a component of themselves, then the point "I" thought I was debating is not just "the point of the discussion" it is their arm, leg, or vital body organ. Their identity of "who they are" is directly under attack with the challenge of the thought they presented.
This happens in real life or virtual life. This happens with love, business and education.
Sometimes I just don't care that you think you are all that and a bag of chips or you have money, or degrees; if what you say does not make functional sense, I will debate it. That has gotten me into lots of trouble with those self-appointed Gods that claim to be over-me in some capacity, so I am lecturing myself here as well and I could use some input.
How do you disengage from an immersive who feels they are personally under attack with the challenge of an idea? They are in defensive mode. They will not be happy till you agree with them or give them an out. They do not care if they are right or wrong only that the opinion they have expressed,(which they have taken so solidly that it IS a vital organ) be seen as valid. If their point is not conceded, you will be the enemy.
I have a flipping hard time lying. I would much rather be told up front exactly how it is perceived so I can evaluate it fairly but that is not normal apparently?
So my current form of attack on this matter is: Figure out if they are immersive with their thoughts. Stop and consider that first, before you express your opinions. Sometimes that might mean testing the waters with an "over-easy" version?